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by orcasc205
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey, CA weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Monterey, CA weekend

I don't know about Ms. GDog, but Ms. Orcas (who was with me in Monterey -- it would be weird if I was there with GDog's wife) loves cold water diving. Unfortunately she works until 7:30pm on Thursdays.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey, CA weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Monterey, CA weekend

Tom, the boat charter was unguided (with a DM staying on the boat) unless you hired a guide. Given we had not dived any of the sites before, we decided to spend the money to hire a guide so we could hopefully go straight to the good stuff. I think it was worth the money in the end.
by orcasc205
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey, CA weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Monterey, CA weekend

We hauled our drysuits down there. The water was actually a few degrees cooler than the current Puget Sound temps. All of the other customers were also in drysuits -- our guides, however, were both in wetsuits.
by orcasc205
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey, CA weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Monterey, CA weekend

My wife and I found ourselves with the opportunity to spend a long weekend in Monterey last weekend and decided to spend some of the time diving. We looked at the different options for shore diving and boat charters and ended up boat diving both Friday and Saturday with Sanctuary Charters. We had an...
by orcasc205
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 9/12
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: ThThTh 9/12

I'm out for the next two weeks. Doing that "travel for work" thing again...
by orcasc205
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Truth Aquatics Conception Boat Fire Tragedy
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: Truth Aquatics/Conception Boat Fire Tragedy

Absolutely tragic news. I, too, hope they find more survivors, but the news doesn't sound good.
by orcasc205
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit Rental
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Drysuit Rental

8 Diving in Des Moines rents Santi E-Motion drysuits. Not sure if they have a special for longer term rentals or not.
by orcasc205
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Seattle dry suit diver looking for buddy/ independent instructor
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Seattle dry suit diver looking for buddy/ independent instructor

Hi Kelly, welcome to the board! I'm not sure where in the area you are located, but if you are more towards the south end of Seattle, I can recommend Clay Farrer as an instructor. He helped my daughter get more comfortable drysuit diving after she got her initial certification and is an amazing inst...
by orcasc205
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/29
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: ThThTh 8/29

If no one else is going to Redondo, I think 8 Diving is doing a shop dive tomorrow (Thursday) night at Cove 2 that @jmartel may be able to join. Call the shop at 206-429-3480.
by orcasc205
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Neoprene Hoods
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Neoprene Hoods

The Waterproof H1 is sold.
by orcasc205
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Neoprene Hoods
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Neoprene Hoods

Two neoprene hoods for sale:

1) Waterproof H1 7mm hood (size Medium) - $20

2) DUI 5mm? hood (size XL) - $10 - The DUI hood appears to be 5mm neoprene with 3mm around the face opening.

PM me if interested.

-Doug
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by orcasc205
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Undergarment -- Fourth Element Xerotherm Arctic Package, Men's XL -- **SOLD**
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Undergarment -- Fourth Element Xerotherm Arctic Package, Men's XL -- **SOLD**

I have an extra undergarment that came with the used drysuit I bought earlier this year. It is a Fourth Element Xerotherm Arctic package with top, pants and socks. It appears to be unused -- the pants still have the tag on. All of the pieces are size XL. It retails at Dive Right In Scuba for $369.90...
by orcasc205
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost Light at Edmonds Underwater Park
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Lost Light at Edmonds Underwater Park

@kneedeep and I went back this afternoon and found the light. Thanks to everyone that kept their eyes out for it.
by orcasc205
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost Light at Edmonds Underwater Park
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Lost Light at Edmonds Underwater Park

@kneedeep and I were diving at Edmonds this afternoon and at some point out past the third buoy on Jetty Way my light came untied from its boltsnap. It is a BigBlue TL3500P with a metal Goodman handle. If you find it I would highly appreciate its return (especially since it actually belongs to my wi...
by orcasc205
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/22
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: ThThTh 8/22

How did the dive go last night? Any six-gill sightings?
by orcasc205
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/22
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: ThThTh 8/22

Unfortunately I am out for the next few weeks due to other commitments and travel. Hoping to make it a few times in September, though.
by orcasc205
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Howe Sound in early September
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Howe Sound in early September

Well, all my planning was for nought since it looks like we're now going to be in Monterrey, CA that weekend. Thanks for all the planning advice, though. I'm sure I'll make use of it at some point. Looks like we'll be getting some diving in on Monterrey Bay, though.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hey everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Hey everyone!

Hey Peter, Welcome to Seattle. The water right now is probably pretty close to what you are used to (about 55° Fahrenheit when I dove on Sunday), but it will cool off during the winter to the low to mid 40s. Winter is some of the best diving here, though, since the visibility opens up quite a bit, s...
by orcasc205
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286167

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Hit the afternoon high tide at Redondo today and visibility was an amazing 20-30 feet from about 25-70 feet deep. It actually was a little worse from 70-90 depth, but still a solid 10-15 feet
by orcasc205
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 8/8 Dive & BBQ t-bone steak tacos!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: ThThTh 8/8 Dive & BBQ t-bone steak tacos!!!

I'm in for the BBQ. Please let me know what I can bring.

-Doug
by orcasc205
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Subsurface dive log software - Dive Site Sharing
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Subsurface dive log software - Dive Site Sharing

Hi, For those of you that use Subsurface (http://www.subsurface-divelog.org) to log your dives, you may have noticed that version 4.9.1 was just released. One of the new features that I helped add to the 4.9 version is the ability to import and export dive sites from the program as XML files so you ...
by orcasc205
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: Howe Sound in early September
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Howe Sound in early September

It turns out that the Sea Dragon is reserved for the GUE Nanaimo Wreck Fest the weekend we were going to head up, so we're looking at other options now. We'll either pick another weekend or dive with Bandito Dive Charters in the San Juans that weekend. Or maybe try to make it to Vancouver Island if ...
by orcasc205
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Alki Junkyard -- SATURDAY 8/3
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Alki Junkyard Sunday 8/4 -- or maybe 8/3?

I can do Saturday morning. Still meet at 6:30 for a 7:15am splash?

-Doug
by orcasc205
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Alki Junkyard -- SATURDAY 8/3
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Alki Junkyard Sunday 8/4 -- or maybe 8/3?

I might be able to make Saturday or Sunday morning for an early dive at Alki. I'll keep an eye here to see what firms up.

-Doug